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More sunshine: more teeth (1862), fewer cavities (1934) – Oct 2011

Vitamin D Better than Fluoride at Cavity Prevention

Click on above link for full article from Natural Society – the following are just some highlights

More Civil War draft rejection due to missing teeth if people had been in from far North

  • 8 out of 100 men from Kentucky
  • 25 out of 100 New England

1933 and 1934 survey found fewer cavities in areas with more sun

  • The subjects living in the west, averaged 3,000 hours of sunlight per year and half as many cavities as those in the northeast with <2,200 hours

Article suggests taking 5,000 to 10,000 IU of vitamin D daily

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2011 Observation by dental hygienist 

clipped highlights

  • Many of my patients are taking vitamin D prescribed by their physician after blood work discovered a deficiency during their routine physical.
  • To my amazement within six months I notice structural changes in the tooth's enamel and cementum (the exposed root surface).
    The teeth became incredibly smooth and hard, almost like a granite countertop or a newly waxed car.
  • I also notice the hardened and smoother tooth surface accumulates less plaque,
    possibly because plaque cannot attach to the tooth as easily, resulting in less bacteria attacking the teeth.
  • The gingivae (gums) also appear to be less inflamed and seem to attach more firmly around the teeth. T
  • his tight gum tissue reduces the amount of bacteria that can live under the gums.

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